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IS gunmen in white lab coats kill 30 in Kabul hospital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.<p>The attack on the 400-bed military facility, located near two civilian hospitals …

Extremism

Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building's basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts to ankle-deep drifts of ash.<p>Associated Press reporters were granted rare access to …

AP Mobile

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Yes, All This Happened. Trump's First 2 Weeks As President

President Trump's first two weeks in office have been a sprint, not the start of a marathon. If the rapid pace and, sometimes, hourly developments of executive orders, news, controversies and more have left you exhausted, you're not alone. If you're finding it hard to remember just everything …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Diplomacy15 hours agoThe evolution of the concept of diplomacy South Asia16 hours agoThe Not-So-Missing Case of Indian Innovation and Entrepreneurship<p>…

Radioactive Chernobyl reactor sealed by the world's largest moveable metal structure

Dealing with the remnants of a nuclear disaster is no easy task. As a case in point, take a look at the Chernobyl reactor, where the world’s largest …

Nuclear Energy

Ukraine's Testing Missiles Near Russia's Turf And Moscow Doesn't Like It

Ukraine concluded its final day of missile tests near Crimea, despite Russia threatening to shoot them out of the sky. The two-day S-300 …

Islamic State group: Turkey and US 'ready to invade capital'

<b>Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.</b><p>Mr Erdogan said US President Barack Obama floated the idea of joint action against the militants when they met at the G20 summit in China.<p>He said …

Turkey: 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants, …

Middle East

US deploys Marines to Iraq

The US announced has announced that it will put more troops on the ground in Iraq.<p>Troops from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will add to American forces already in the country battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), the Pentagon said on Sunday.<p>It was …

Associated Press News

Groundwork laid to defeat ISIS in Palmyra, Syria - Russian military

All conditions are in place to surround and defeat Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) in Palmyra, Syria, Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main …

Saudi Arabia ‘scales back’ major Yemen op to focus on airstrikes & training

Saudi Arabia is wrapping up the “major combat phase” of operations and planning to focus on air support and training of forces fighting Houthi …

The lifting of sanctions against the Saudis’ longtime enemy, in part pursued by its US ally, is the latest episode in a centuries-old narrative of mistrust<p>Saudi Arabia has never formally objected to the international deal restricting Iran’s nuclear programme and ending sanctions. But it watched …

South Asia

Obama discusses Syria, Ukraine with Russia's Putin - White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, emphasized the need to work towards a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine and address the conflict in Syria, the White House said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (R) chats with …

Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues

With no reconciliation in sight, Ukraine said Wednesday it would expand the list of banned Russian products as part of a tit-for-tat trade war that …

Ukraine still fights for freedom

January 12, 2016<p>With the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles approaching, freedom lovers are cheering for the Netflix film, "Winter on Fire: …

Russia

Ukraine in 2016: good news and bad news

This year, Ukrainians can look forward to progress in their favour in relations with Russia and with the European Union. At home, however, there will …

Conflict with Russia draws Turkey and Ukraine closer

“It is no secret that our countries are turning a new page in their relationship. This relationship also includes a focus on trade and …

Russia

Ukraine: The Good, The Bad, and The Irreversible

For outside observers and pundits alike, interpreting the myriad of recent Ukraine-related headlines might be a difficult if not impossible task:<p>- A visit by the US Vice-President Biden, who delivered a heartfelt message of continued support for Ukraine, but also recognized that corruption remains …

Ukraine’s challenges for 2016

Ukraine faces another difficult year as it grapples with two daunting challenges: Russia’s continuing effort to use the unsettled conflict in the …

U.S. firm blames Russian 'Sandworm' hackers for Ukraine outage | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. …

In Ukraine, a gun becomes a necessary tool

Andrey Lomakin’s ‘Amulet’ portrait series captures how the Maidan Revolution changed Ukranians’ view of guns<p>1 of …

PUTIN: The deterioration of Russia's relationship with the West is the result of many 'mistakes'

"We have done everything wrong," Putin told BILD publisher Kai Diekmann and BILD politics editor Nikolaus Blome last week, according to a transcript provided to Business Insider.<p>"From the beginning, we failed to overcome Europe's division. Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, but invisible …

Australian defence force,Islamic State,World news,Australia news,Iraq,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,Humanitarian response<p>Australia resists US pressure to increase its military commitment in Iraq and Syria but has signalled it could provide more humanitarian support<p>The Turnbull government has …

Middle East

Children beaten, killed who refuse to join ISIS - CNN Video

Children who refuse to fight for ISIS are being beaten and killed in Northern Iraq. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

Turner Broadcasting

Ashton Carter says he has ‘big arrows’ pointing at Raqqa and Mosul but adds the campaign will also include ‘elimination operations’ against Isis commanders<p>The US defense chief has said that 2016 will be the year the American-led coalition assaults the Islamic State in its strongholds of Raqqa and …

Middle East

PM says Turkish artillery hit IS positions in Iraq, Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish tanks and artillery attacked the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the suicide bombing in …

Middle East

Lawsuit accuses Twitter of being responsible for the rise of ISIS

A lawsuit filed in the US District Court on Wednesday alleges Twitter knowingly allowed terrorist groups, such as ISIS, to use its micro-blogging service to spread extremist propaganda.<p>According to court documents, defense contractor Lloyd “Carl” Fields Jr. was killed in a November attack while …

Car bomb at Turkish police station kills 5

CINAR, Turkey - Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb at a police station in southeastern Turkey, then attacked it with rocket launchers and firearms, killing five people, including civilians, the governor’s office said Thursday. Thirty-nine other people were injured, reports said.<p>The attack late …